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House Proceeding 02-02-10 on Feb 2nd, 2010 :: 1:33:20 to 1:36:40
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Hank Johnson

1:33:20 to 1:36:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Hank Johnson

1:33:39 to 1:33:59( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: gentleman from georgia rise? mr. johnson: yes, mr. speaker. i move to suspend the rules and pass senate bill the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 2950, an act a bill to extend the pilot program for volunteer groups to obtain criminal history background checks. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the

Hank Johnson

1:34:00 to 1:34:25( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: gentleman from georgia, mr. johnson, and the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from georgia. mr. johnson: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill now under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. johnson: and i yield myself

Hank Johnson

1:34:26 to 1:34:48( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, s. 2950, the criminal history background checks pilot extension act of 2009, will extend the national child safety pilot program for another 14 months. passed in 2003 as part of the

Hank Johnson

1:34:49 to 1:35:10( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: protect act, the national child security -- excuse me -- the national child safety pilot program assists organizations in checking the criminal records of volunteers before placing them as mentors with our children. ery year millions of americans generously give their

Hank Johnson

1:35:11 to 1:35:33( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: time and energy to volunteer and mentor children throughout the country. while the vast majorityof these volunteers act out of purely benevolent intentions, it is important that we are able to identify those who may seek to do harm. since 2003, the national child

Hank Johnson

1:35:34 to 1:35:54( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: safety pilot project has enabled youth-serving organizations to work with the state governments to access the f.b.i.'s national fingerprint base background checks system. by providing access to the more comprehensive data in the f.b.i.'s database, the pilot

Hank Johnson

1:35:55 to 1:36:15( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: program has helped pevent child predators and sex offenders were getting access to children through legitimate mentoring programs. notably, 6% of checks came back with serious criminal records. this is a noncontroversial

Hank Johnson

1:36:16 to 1:36:37( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: fee-based program that we have authorized twice before, mr. speaker. it's been extremely successful in providing invaluable information to mentoring organizations and it's at no cost to the taxpayers. now, we hope that this 14-month extension will give us more time to work with the

Hank Johnson

1:36:38 to 1:36:41( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: department of justice on permanently authorizing this program.

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